MONTREAL, QC – May 8, 2018Stradigi AI, one of Canada’s largest AI solutions providers, announced today a partnership with the Vector Institute (Vector).

Stradigi AI and Vector Institute Logos

The Vector Institute’s vision is to drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. The institute is based in Toronto and led by President and CEO Garth Gibson with its Research Team led by Dr. Richard Zemel. The Institute also has Dr. Geoffrey Hinton as its Chief Scientific Advisor, a man described as the “Godfather of Deep Learning” and best known for his work on deep neural networks. Since its launch in 2017, Vector has received funding commitments of $135 million over its first five years from the Canadian and Ontario governments and more than 30 companies, including the likes of Google, Uber, and Scotiabank.

Geoffrey Hinton on stage during the opening of the Vector Institute
Geoffrey Hinton at the opening of the Vector Institute – Photo by Lisa Lightbourn

‘’It’s an honour for us to team up with Vector”, says Basil Bouraropoulos, Co-Founder and CEO of Stradigi AI. “This is an important milestone for our company and I am most excited for our customers who will benefit from the cutting-edge research being conducted at the Vector Institute.”

With their commitment to bringing excellence and smarter results to businesses, Stradigi AI will work with Canadian industry and public institutions to build original and custom AI solutions, ensuring they acquire the know-how to be best-in-class at the use of artificial intelligence. Stradigi AI is the first Quebec-based AI solutions provider to partner with this leading AI research institute.

CEO Basil Bouraropoulos and Chief scientific officer Carolina Bessega at Stradigi AI, which employs about 70 people, is about to hire 40 more and will soon open offices in Toronto and Brazil. Photo: Dave Sidaway, Montreal Gazette

‘’Stradigi AI stands out thanks to its strong technical expertise combined with its end-to-end service offering and their intention to expand into the Toronto AI ecosystem”, said Dr. Garth Gibson, President and CEO of the Vector Institute. “Leaders such as Stradigi AI will play a crucial role in building the future of the AI ecosystem in Canada.”

Stradigi AI has planned to continue on its path to growth by opening offices in Toronto and Brazil in the coming months.

 About Stradigi AI
Stradigi AI is an artificial intelligence solutions provider, backed by an applied research lab committed to bringing excellence & smarter results to international businesses. Its passionate research scientists devote their time to identify challenges and provide original and custom AI solutions, that are then built into scalable products thanks to its talented team of software engineers. Together, they provide a full ecosystem catered to AI innovation, giving them and their partners a competitive edge.

For more information visit: stradigi.ai


About the Vector Institute
The Vector Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), excelling in machine and deep learning. Their vision is to drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians.

For more information visit: vectorinstitute.ai


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